More and more people are deciding to keep chickens as a hobby in the UK today. Hardly surprising really they make good pets and give you a supply of fresh eggs each day. They are not too expensive to keep and are great for teaching children animal husbandry.
Before you decide to keep chickens and depending on where you live, it may be worth checking with your local authority to make sure you are allowed to keep them on your property.
Care for Chickens
Chickens are like any other pet they need to be well looked after. They need clean, dry, draft free accommodation and a run, a fresh supply of water, grit and chicken feed. You can also give them the occasional treat of wheat giving you the chance to add a little cod liver oil which helps there feathers and keeps them healthy.